This three-day course is designed to teach first-line managers or team leaders how to manage projects quantitatively in order to complete projects on schedule, within budget, and with all requirements met. The course covers the knowledge and skills leaders need to effectively lead and coach development teams.
Quality is not achieved by accident. Quality must be planned for and tracked to ensure project goals are achieved. This course provides examples of practical leading and lagging quality indicators, which leaders can use in guiding their decisions. By controlling quality, schedule and budgets become more predictable. The relationship between quality and its impact on cost and schedule is also discussed, along with quantitative techniques used to manage them.
Software is developed by teams of individuals, thus processes are needed in order to successfully develop quality software. However, organizations still struggle when trying to apply disciplined methods in the software process. Historically, this struggle has been due to a lack of operational procedures that teams and individuals can use to develop software in a disciplined fashion. Through the use of the Team Software Process(TSP) leaders will be given an example of both a strategy and a set of operational procedures using disciplined software process methods at the individual and team levels. At the individual level, the Personal Software Process (PSP) shows managers and engineers how and why to plan and track their projects, demonstrates the principles and benefits of effective quality management, and involves the engineers in process measurement, management, and improvement. At the team level, the TSP builds accurate, achievable plans for software project teams, provides a formal team-building process, and provides the mechanism for tracking progress against project plans.
First-level software managers who directly manage software development, such as
An accompanying letter details the pre-course reading assignments. It is important that attendees read the assigned chapters before coming to the course.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
After registering for the Leading a Development Team course, attendees receive copies of the books Winning with Software: An Executive Strategy and TSPSM: Leading a Development Team by Watts Humphrey.
Participants also receive a course notebook with copies of the course slides.
This 3-day course meets at the following times:
Days 1-2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (U.S. locations)
Day 3, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (U.S. locations)